1. [ noun ] a specialized division of a large organization
Synonyms: section

"you'll find it in the hardware department" "she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury"

Related terms: division security government_department business_department personnel_department payroll academic_department
2. [ noun ] (government,geography) the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)
Related terms: administrative_district country France
3. [ noun ] a specialized sphere of knowledge

"baking is not my department" "his work established a new department of literature"

Related terms: sector
Similar spelling:   departmental